Frank Beard was a widely known American illustrator from the late nineteenth century. He was the principal illustrator for The Ram's Horn. Apparently Beard's first work as an illustrator was for Comic Monthly, published from 1859 to 1881. Beard had an active career as an illustrator. His cartoons appeared in Judge, and he illustrated books. In his work, Beard also used sequential art, such as in 'Puck on the Road' from 1889.